Varithena(TM) (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine indicated for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous
veins, accessory saphenous
veins, and visible varicosities of the GSV system, above and below the knee.
Patients in the dual-block (continuous popliteal infusion with continuous saphenous
block) group fared better, showing a significant reduction in the consumption of opioid analgesics days 1 and 2 postoperatively (p<0.
Postoperative aspirin, started within 6 hours of surgery, improves saphenous
vein graft patency.
vein graft aneurysms are rare complications of CABG surgery.
Friedrich von Trendelenburg (3) introduced modern surgical treatment of varicose veins in 1860 with an operation through a transverse incision in the upper thigh through which he ligated and divided the great saphenous
The unique attributes of the TriActiv System, especially its flush and extraction systems, will be important tools for the interventional cardiologist in treating their patients with saphenous
vein graft disease," he emphasized.
The eMESH I clinical feasibility trial is a multi-center, randomized study of external saphenous
vein support using Kips Bay Medical's eSVS Mesh in coronary artery bypass graft ("CABG") surgery.
The Kips Bay Medical eSVS Mesh is designed to address the limitations of saphenous
vein grafts used in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Patients with significant saphenofemoral junction reflux are optimal candidates for the procedure, but its advantage may lie in the treatment of large duplicated saphenous
systems, which occur in 30%-40% of patients.
The authors presented their experience with ITA and saphenous
vein composite grafts used in 8 patients because of insufficient length, inadequate flow and inadequate diameter of the distal third of ITA.
However, when the spider veins are found in the distribution of a large troncal vein, such as the great saphenous
vein (GSV), it is recommended that DUS be performed.
The TriActiv System is currently approved for sale for saphenous
vein graft indications in the European Union.
polidocanol injectable foam), the only FDA-approved foam for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous
veins (GSV), accessory saphenous
veins and visible varicosities of the GSV system both above and below the knee.
Radiofrequency and laser technologies have the potential--despite the use of tumescent anesthesia--to cause thermal injury, particularly in patients with relatively thin skin or in whom the veins are very superficial; they also have the potential to produce clots in the saphenous
vein that may propagate into the femoral vein with the attendant risks of pulmonary embolism.
The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC) has announced results from the CORAL LAKE registry, a single-center, retrospective registry that studied the use of the excimer laser for the treatment of degenerated saphenous